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Newswise: Opioid prescription misuse in older adults in lasting physical, mental complications
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    19-Nov-2019 1:00 PM EST

Opioid prescription misuse in older adults in lasting physical, mental complications

Texas State University

Older adults in the U.S. who suffer prescription opioid misuse (POM) are at a higher risk for physical and mental quality of life problems as well as other complications, new research conducted in part at Texas State University indicates.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Emergency Medicine, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry, Seniors,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 2:45 PM EST
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Retrospective study suggests emergency department physicians are improving both outcomes and efficiency of care

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

In a new study published today in JAMA Internal Medicine, a team of researchers led by Laura Burke, MD, MPH, an emergency medicine physician at BIDMC, found that among Medicare beneficiaries receiving ED care in the United States, mortality within 30 days of an ED visit has declined in recent years, particularly for the highest-severity patients.

Channels: All Journal News, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, JAMA,

Released:
4-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Mount Sinai Brooklyn Launches FastER Track Program in the Emergency Department

Mount Sinai Health System

FastER Track will provide rapid access to care for low-acuity conditions, such as sore throats, rashes, and common colds.

Channels: Healthcare, All Journal News, Emergency Medicine,

Released:
31-Oct-2019 2:35 PM EDT
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Halloween Poisonings Are More than Fear of Tampered Candy

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

About 41.1 million children in the United States trick-or-treat on Halloween night. Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine, offers advice to avoid the risks of poisoning and allergic reactions.

Channels: Alcohol and Alcoholism, All Journal News, Allergies, Children's Health, Drugs and Drug Abuse, Emergency Medicine, Family and Parenting, Food and Water Safety, Marijuana, Pets,

Released:
25-Oct-2019 3:25 PM EDT
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Newswise: Putting Next Generation Technology in the Hands of Birmingham First Responders

Putting Next Generation Technology in the Hands of Birmingham First Responders

Homeland Security's Science And Technology Directorate

The DHS S&T’s Next Generation First Responder Program recently partnered with public safety agencies from the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama, for the NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation (OpEx).

Channels: All Journal News, Emergency Medicine, Patient Safety, Public Health, Technology, Earthquakes,

Released:
24-Oct-2019 2:55 PM EDT
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Newswise: Is There a Doctor on Board? Neurologist Provides Emergency Medical Care After Helicopter Crash

Is There a Doctor on Board? Neurologist Provides Emergency Medical Care After Helicopter Crash

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Dr. Konstantin Balashov was on board a helicopter that made an emergency landing on the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia, injuring three people. The only physician on board, he provided urgent medical aid to the injured passengers, preventing a possible severe disability for one.

Channels: All Journal News, Emergency Medicine, Neuro, Patient Safety, Travel and Transportation,

Released:
23-Oct-2019 3:40 PM EDT
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Newswise: Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raises More Than $138,000 at Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration

Bayshore Medical Center Foundation Raises More Than $138,000 at Annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Celebration

Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Bayshore Medical Center Foundation hosted the fourth annual Benefit for Bayshore Oktoberfest Community Celebration on Friday, October 11, raising more than $138,000 in support of the future Dr. Robert H. Harris Emergency Care Center at the Holmdel-based medical center. More than 265 guests attended the soiree, which took place at Stillwell Stables in Colts Neck.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Patient Safety,

Released:
22-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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